Death of Rue McClanahan

February 20, 1934 - June 3, 2010
New York, New York | Age 76

Golden Girl dies at 76
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By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer


Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.

Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of a brain hemorrhage.

She had undergone treatment for breast cancer in 1997 and later lectured to cancer support groups on "aging...

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